2020 Lynmar Estate Susanna’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Lynn Fritz received a BA from Georgetown University and JD from Lincoln School of Law. He had a 30 year career in founding a third party logistics company as chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies. In 1990 he established Lynmar Estate Winery in Sebastopol, Sonoma County California. Lynn and his wife Anisya are stewards of four vineyards, which emphasize sustainability and a respect for the land. Lynn’s business savvy and acumen accounts for the continuing success and accolades the winery has received.
Susanna’s vineyard is located in the cool climate of Green Valley within the Russian River Valley. This vineyard planted in 2006 was a gift from Lynn to his wife Anisya. There are 10 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir planted on this site. The pale color highlights scents of French pastries and fig. In the core are yellow apples, baking spices, marzipan and coffee. This is a powerful and expressive wine with a welcoming buttery richness that ends clean and pure. It is masculine with a long finish. Lots of WOW factor here. A very sophisticated Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Only 264 cases of this beauty are produced.
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